Make a unique, eye-popping New Year's Craft and art project to celebrate the new year.
Fireworks Straw-Blowing Art — Curriculum Goals
Use this holiday activity in your classroom in the weeks leading up to New Year’s Eve or after returning from winter break.
This activity requires paint, a straw, and coloring tools to decorate the worksheet background.
Through this activity, students will exercise their creativity, strengthen verbal and motor skills, explore cause and effect… and just have fun!
DIY New Year’s Craft Activity for January Art Lessons
This resource is the perfect art activity to kick off a new year in the classroom. This download includes two background versions: a country and city backdrop.
Students will blot various paint colors on their papers and blow the drops with a straw, spreading them into striking patterns.
When the paint dries, your students will have a one-of-a-kind, celebratory art piece, just in time to ring in the new year!
Scaffolding + Extension Tips
Use this art activity to support your lessons for:
Got fast finishers? Students who need a challenge can practice using other materials to create their fireworks, like cotton swabs, paper tubes, and forks.
Students who need support would benefit from a demonstration of this activity before completing the craft themselves.
How to Prepare This Resource
Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or Google Slides version of this resource.
We suggest using sustainable resources like reused or recycled paper, and paper or metal straws to complete this activity.
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